Heather's Blog

Nov 23, 2010
It's not always easy gathering together for the holidays. My daughter Stoli somehow got out of Anchorage in yesterday's ice storm, and landed safely in Juneau last night. There's a light skiff of... Read More...
Nov 22, 2010
 I'm lying in bed this morning, in the dark, thinking that whoever invented flannel sheets should have won a Nobel prize for human comfort in cold climates. (Dog comfort too, my terrier Phoebe has... Read More...
Nov 21, 2010
From Madeleine L'Engle's The Irrational Season: I find it a good discipline to believe as many as seven impossible things every morning before breakfast. How dull the world would be if we limited... Read More...
Nov 20, 2010
 I made oatmeal for the chickens again this morning, and they didn't mind that it was a little brown on the bottom. Yes, I burned it, again. This happens when my husband is not here to remind me to... Read More...
Nov 18, 2010
 My friend Nancy, the one who says "women are better" whenever she reads the news, has been at Morning Muscles this week. Nancy likes to sleep in, but she is challenging herself to try new things and... Read More...
Nov 17, 2010
 Read my first Woman's Day column, here. (I hope you like it. I'm a little nervous.)  
Nov 17, 2010
It was already dark a little after four yesterday when three teen age boys were spotted in the brush by the library. Two were up near the side of the building by a small aspen tree, and one was... Read More...
Nov 16, 2010
I managed to wake up for Morning Muscles without my early rising husband, who is off deer hunting, but I didn't sleep well. It was like catching an early morning ferry- every hour I'd wake with a... Read More...
Nov 14, 2010
From Marilynne Robinson's novel Gilead:   There are two occasions when the sacred beauty of Creation becomes dazzlingly apparent, and they occur together. One is when we feel our mortal insufficiency... Read More...
Nov 13, 2010
If you are going to show up for coffee at seven on Saturday morning-- especially a dark, stormy November Saturday morning perfect for sleeping in-- then you better be cheerful and have something... Read More...
Nov 12, 2010
Chip is getting ready for his hunting trip to Elfin Cove, they leave tomorrow on the Nash troller Shinaku. He's making lists and checking them twice. There is a survival gear bucket on the dining... Read More...
Nov 11, 2010
 It's reflective vest season for early morning ( and early evening) walkers and joggers. I was driving home from Morning Muscles, listening to NPR on the radio, and slowly tooling up and around the... Read More...
Nov 10, 2010
We woke to the first snow on the ground in the yard, (the mountains have been getting whiter by the day)  a light dusting that made the whole world clean and bright and the view from my bed as black... Read More...
Nov 09, 2010
My house guests from San Francisco have an iPad, and they've been showing Chip and I all the cool things it does, well, as much as we have time for. The videos, and audio, can take a while with the... Read More...
Nov 07, 2010
Today is All Saint's Day, and here's the Sunday thought from the back of our church bulletin:  Let us not tire of denouncing the idolatry of wealth, which makes human greatness consist in having and... Read More...
Nov 06, 2010
Friday afternoon on Main Street: Pizza climbed a cottonwood tree in a chicken suit, as part of a YouTube video he's making, and the editor of the Chilkat Valley News took his picture. One on-looker... Read More...
Nov 05, 2010
 It's hard to believe that there's a winter storm watch for 4-9 inches of snow by tomorrow at noon, but that's what the weatherman says. It's 40 degrees and windy wet at the moment. My pansies are... Read More...
Nov 04, 2010
 It didn't snow last night, in town anyway, but the mountains are thick with it and it is raining, as my husband says "to beat the band." Speaking of bands, Debra Schnabel is hoping to revive the... Read More...
Nov 03, 2010
The election is over, sort of, it will take a few weeks to read all the names on the write-ins to make sure they are indeed for Lisa Murkowski, who is probably the winner in the Alaska senate race,... Read More...
Nov 02, 2010
 Last night we had 13 robo-calls. Chip and I ate dinner and listened as the answering machine recorded them. The President of the United States called, and so did Joe Miller, Scott McAdams and even... Read More...
Nov 01, 2010
 Here's the latest polls, and they are very different. Maybe the discussion will help you decide what to do: write-in Lisa or choose Scott. The main thing is to vote your conscience and bring three... Read More...
Nov 01, 2010
 I have a friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, who has been decorating a spruce tree on the side of road at 7-mile for about ten years.   She hangs eggs on it at Easter, and hearts on Valentine's... Read More...
Oct 31, 2010
 From the church bulletin today:   "Grace and goodness come from God...We are not the sole authors of our own story. What does come from us, though, are the decisions we make in the face of the... Read More...
Oct 30, 2010
 Last night I gave my husband a choice- the People for Peace Potluck at the Senior Center, or burgers at the Elks. He opted for the Elks. We went to the Klondike. It's not that long a story. What... Read More...
Oct 28, 2010
 It is a scene you think you've witnessed. A state Trooper SUV pulls over on the side of a winding road, waving a truck following him to pull in behind. The Trooper steps out of his rig, and the guy... Read More...

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